After a slow start to the year, video games are starting to heat up in May 2021, so we’ve picked the biggest six titles you’ll want to play.

Whether you’re after some horror, adventure or want to shoot of into space, video games in May have you covered.

Here are six games you should keep your eye on over the next few weeks.

 

Resident Evil Village

If you’re looking for a game to scare the absolute pants out of you, turn off the lights and look no further than this one.

A follow-up to 2017’s Resident Evil 7, Village once again places its survival horror gameplay first-person perspective . Your goal: save your daughter and escape the vampiric clutches of the insanely tall Lady Dimitrescu

Seriously, why is this woman so tall? She’s taken the internet by storm.

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Resident Evil Village is available on PS5, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, XBO and PC. You can enjoy the thrills from Friday May 7.

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Hood: Outlaws & Legends

Ever wanted to play a multiplayer Robin Hood? Today’s your lucky day, because Hood: Outlaws & Legends will let you do just that. Sort of…

Centred around two warring factions during Britain’s dark ages – matches will be 4v4 as you compete against another team to locate and steal various treasures. You’ll also have to get out with your team still in one piece.

Early gameplay looks fast and frantic, and could be a great choice if the slew of shooters like Fortnite and Apex Legends aren’t scratching your itch.

You can grab the game from Monday May 10 on PS5 Xbox Series X/S, PS4, XBO and PC.

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Mass Effect Legendary Edition

This is the collection fans of the space series have been begging for and it’s almost here! This Legendary Collection packages all three Mass Effect games (plus any DLC), then optimises it for 4K Ultra HD. That means it should look extra pretty, and just how you remember it.

For those who have never played: you’ll relive the legend of Commander Shepard as he/she attempts to save the galaxy amidst some spectacularly otherworldly shenanigans.

It launches for PS4, XBO and PC on Friday May 14. Frustratingly there’s no PS5 or Xbox Series X versions… yet.

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Subnautica: Below Zero

An open-world survival adventure, Below Zero is set two years after the original Subnautica.

You’ll be left to your own devices to live and defend yourself in a strange underwater world. Spoilers: it’s not always friendly.

The first game was a fan-favourite so we have hopes for this one too. If you want to catch up, the original is available for free via PlayStation’s Play At Home initiative.

It’s available on Friday May 14 for PS4, XBO, Switch and PC.

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Biomutant

Certainly the strangest game on the list this month, Biomutant is an open-world RPG with serious style.

The game follows an animal-like protagonist and includes a variety of futuristic prosthetics and mutations that can alter your character how you see fit.

There’s also a “kung-fu” combat system, so you can sign us up right now.

Biomutant hits store shelves on Tuesday May 25 if you’re keen to give it a chance.

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Maneater

Maneater was one of the biggest surprise gems of 2020 when it first launched for PS4, XBO and PC. Now it’s Nintendo’s turn as the game splashes onto the Switch.

The game places you in the fishy fins of a baby shark just making its way in a big ecosystem. Before long you’ll become a full apex predator scoring revenge on cruel fisherman who’ve done you wrong.

The whole thing is also set within a reality television aesthetic, so there’s plenty of laughs to be had throughout the destruction. Well worth looking into.

The Switch iteration of Maneater is set for Tuesday May 25.

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